I verb adulterate, belittle, cheapen, contaminate, corrupt, damage, debase, debauch, defile, degenerate, degrade, denature, depreciate, depress, deteriorate, dilute, disable, disparage, impair, pollute, reduce, taint II index adulterate, corrupt, damage, denature, depreciate, depress, deteriorate, disable, impair

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  • devalue — de‧val‧ue [diːˈvæljuː] verb 1. [transitive] MARKETING to cause something to lose its value: • Heavy price discounting will devalue our famous brands. 2. [transitive] FINANCE when a country devalues its currency against other currencies, it… …   Financial and business terms

  • devalue — 1918, a back formation from DEVALUATION (Cf. devaluation). Related: Devalued; devaluing …   Etymology dictionary

  • devalue — [v] depreciate cheapen, cut rate, debase, decrease, decry, devalorize, devaluate, knock off, lower, mark down, nose dive, revalue, take down, underrate, undervalue, write down, write off; concepts 330,335 Ant. increase, overvalue, raise  …   New thesaurus

  • devalue — ► VERB (devalues, devalued, devaluing) 1) reduce the worth of. 2) reduce the official value of (a currency) in relation to other currencies. DERIVATIVES devaluation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • devalue — [dē val′yo͞o āt΄] vt. devaluated, devaluating [dē val′yo͞o] vt. devalued, devaluing 1. to lessen or, sometimes, annul the value, importance, etc. of 2. to subject (a monetary unit or a currency) to devaluation: Also devaluate [dē val′yo͞o āt΄] vt …   English World dictionary

  • devalüe — sf., Fr. dévalué Değerini düşürmek anlamındaki devalüe etmek ve değeri düşürülmek anlamındaki devalüe olmak birleşik fiillerinde geçer …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • devalue — [[t]di͟ːvæ̱ljuː[/t]] devalues, devaluing, devalued 1) VERB To devalue something means to cause it to be thought less impressive or less deserving of respect. [V n] They spread tales about her in an attempt to devalue her work... [be V ed] Wabel s …   English dictionary

  • devalue — UK [diːˈvæljuː] / US [dɪˈvælju] verb Word forms devalue : present tense I/you/we/they devalue he/she/it devalues present participle devaluing past tense devalued past participle devalued 1) [intransitive/transitive] economics to officially reduce …   English dictionary

  • devalue — verb ADVERB ▪ effectively PREPOSITION ▪ against ▪ The pound was devalued against the US dollar. ▪ by ▪ The Cambodian …   Collocations dictionary

  • devalue — I devaluate, devalue (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. See cheapness, underestimation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. revalue, depreciate, mark down, devaluate; see cheapen , decrease 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. lower, degrade,… …   English dictionary for students

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